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I've never had a problem like that, (one being stuck), with my Lionheads. However, with two of mine, on their first time, one had 3 and one died and the other had 2 and both died but on the second time a lot better, the one had six and one died but 5 lived and the other had two and they lived. So hopefully your second birthing will be successful, as well! How old are your Lionhead moma's?
Thank you!! I think they are about 2 and a half maybe? Not young. We've had them for almost a year and the neighbors had them before that. We woke up to 6 live and ZERO dead this morning!!!
 

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The one born outside of box should be okay, once you warm it up. And you don't bottle feed them, you use a syringe to feed them with, using the Kitten milk (powdered or liquid). Walmart usually has it. Keep us updated on theyre progress. :)
 

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The one born outside of box should be okay, once you warm it up. And you don't bottle feed them, you use a syringe to feed them with, using the Kitten milk (powdered or liquid). Walmart usually has it. Keep us updated on theyre progress. :)
Yes, I'm aware it's not "bottle feeding". I've got everything we need per vet instructions from the first litter. So far all kits seem well. I've removed the mom's sister who was fighting with her all of the sudden and have set up a camera to make sure they get fed tonight, per my daughter's request. I may weigh them in the morning on my kitchen scale.
 

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You had the mom's sister in the pen when she had her kits? I'm surprised she didn't kill them, not that it happens all the time, but it does happen. Other than that, you seem to be doing everything right! Good for you! :)
 

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You had the mom's sister in the pen when she had her kits? I'm surprised she didn't kill them, not that it happens all the time, but it does happen. Other than that, you seem to be doing everything right! Good for you! :)
Yeah, they've lived together their whole lives, except the other times kits happened. I wasn't expecting the first litter (thought all the bunnies were fixed) but moved mom and remaining babies inside when we were losing kits to the cold. Then when those last two died and I realized the other doe would be pregnant I swapped and brought HER inside to kit. When THOSE didn't make it I put her back out with her sister after a few weeks. I did remove her for the day yesterday and tried to put her back in but she was showing more interest in the kits than I cared for and was attacking the mom so she got moved into the shed where I'm keeping her until the babies are weaned and given away as pets.
 

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Yeah, they've lived together their whole lives, except the other times kits happened. I wasn't expecting the first litter (thought all the bunnies were fixed) but moved mom and remaining babies inside when we were losing kits to the cold. Then when those last two died and I realized the other doe would be pregnant I swapped and brought HER inside to kit. When THOSE didn't make it I put her back out with her sister after a few weeks. I did remove her for the day yesterday and tried to put her back in but she was showing more interest in the kits than I cared for and was attacking the mom so she got moved into the shed where I'm keeping her until the babies are weaned and given away as pets.
That's good that your keeping them separated, now. Yeah, you never leave another adult rabbit with one that's having kits or even after they're born. Doesn't matter if they were raised together, having kits changes everything.
 

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Just this one from yesterday in the nest. I'll take more when we check on them this afternoon.
 

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Okay tell me what you think! To me they look great, compared to our last experience. This morning I weighed them and they all ranged from 45 (the little grayish one) to 55 grams. They all just about leapt out of my hands they were so lively!! Is this a good sign? Things won't just randomly and suddenly turn sour, will they?
 

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That's good that your keeping them separated, now. Yeah, you never leave another adult rabbit with one that's having kits or even after they're born. Doesn't matter if they were raised together, having kits changes everything.
I do think it was interesting that the other bunny, not the mother, was being aggressive. It had me questioning whether I grabbed the right bunny! But the tiny remnant of birth on the one and the fat babies tell me I made the right choice. Haha
 
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